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Organize your Kitchen & Kitchen Space

The Kitchen is as much an important part of the home as any other room. No matter how big or small it may be it makes sense to spend a little time in organizing the kitchen space. After all, a well planned and organised kitchen can save a lot of time and make life simpler while cooking.

If you have a compact kitchen, it is best to plan out what goes where so that space is not wasted. Whether you are in the process of building a new kitchen or in the mood to totally reorganize your kitchen space, these tips will be handy -

 
  • Kitchen Cabinets - Invest in a medium to large sized cabinet that will provide enough storage space for your utensils, cutlery etc. If you prefer tailor made kitchen cabinets, drawers etc that meet your specific requirements, bring in professionals who can deliver custom made cabinets just for you. Cabinets can be set up at the base level or at an elevation by fitting them on walls. Easy access is a must for each member of the family so pay attention to the ideal spacing of kitchen cabinets. Remember, the secret to a functional kitchen is proper planning and using space saving techniques.

  • Drawers & Shelves - While planning your kitchen space, make sure you keep enough room for spacious drawers and shelves which can be used for storing cutlery, extra reserves of cereal, pulses etc. Invest in a wall shelf with pegs that can be attached to the wall. Use this to hang aprons, tongs, oven gloves etc.

  • Decide what goes where - Place your utensils, glassware, and plastic items separately. Kitchen gadgets like microwave / oven, dishwasher and fridge etc need enough space. Plan out their placement keeping in mind ease of use and access. It is always a good idea to use one of the drawers for storing table mats, napkins and extra tissues etc making it easy to locate them when in a hurry.

  • Labeling Items – While storing items such as pulses, spices, cereals, etc in the kitchen, it is good practice to label their containers so that each item can be easily located. This is a great idea, especially when there are a lot of members in a family. Moreover, shelves and drawers can also carry labels such as ‘Cutlery’, ‘Reserves’ etc so that every member of the family knows what is where.

 
  • Grocery List – Get into the good habit of maintaining a grocery list so that you know what it is you need to buy once you reach the market. Keep a writing pad and pen handy in your kitchen and ask all family members to put down their requirements for the week. Such a list will help you to keep your kitchen well stocked with all the basic items of use and simplify your shopping responsibilities.

  • Exhaust System / Proper Lighting - Pay attention to the exhaust system in your kitchen. A well ventilated kitchen is always a pleasure to work in. The kitchen should be well lighted using high power bulbs etc. Make sure the windows are not blocked by cabinets or appliances. Natural light should be welcomed at all times.

  • Maintaining Cleanliness – Good hygiene is a pre requisite for healthy cooking and this is why it is very important to maintain cleanliness in your kitchen space. After cooking each meal, clean the kitchen surfaces, the stove and the sink area etc with a clean wipe. The kitchen dusters, mops and wipers should be washed and dried properly after use. The fridge and other appliances should be kept clean as well.

Remember: Your kitchen windows should be void of heavy drapes. Keep away other fabrics from your kitchen. A little bit of forward thinking and care can help you to maintain a clean and inviting kitchen. Get ready to cook in style!

Contributing Author:  Akanksha is a freelance Web Content Writer and Web designer. She enjoys writing Home Improvement Articles. Get in touch with her at akanksha.sinha@gmail.com


 

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